Mormon Rejection

Elna Baker tells a great story about trying to meet guys when you’re a Mormon who is waiting until marriage… (she meets an atheist along the way. It doesn’t quite work out.) Baker is also the writer of one of my favorite stories *ever* from This American Life — the one about working at FAO [Read More...]

Chuck Colson is Mad at the Dictionary

Ex-con and SuperChristian Chuck Colson is mad at the Oxford Junior Dictionary. You know those kinds of dictionaries — the abridged versions that are limited to words kids see on a more regular basis. It seems several archaic words pertaining to “Britain’s Christian heritage” are gone. Gone were words like “coronation,” “willow,” and “goldfish.” In [Read More...]

Atheist Bus Ads in Italy a No-Go for Now…

The atheist bus ads in Italy were promising but they’re not going up anytime soon. IGPDecaux, an agency which sells advertising space on behalf of Genoa’s municipal transport company decided not to run the ads, the Union of Atheists, Rationalists and Agnostics (UAAR), said. The adds bearing the slogan: ‘The bad news is that God [Read More...]

Penn & Teller Win $Money for JREF

Congratulations to The James Randi Educational Foundation! JREF just won [lots of money] courtesy of Penn & Teller on the game show Don’t Forget the Lyrics! Phil Plait will be a happy skeptic tonight! [Read more...]

Atheist Bus Campaign in… Canada?

Maybe. Soon. So far, so good. They’ve raised $5,000 in less than one day (in part thanks to one *very generous* donor). The Facebook group keeps getting updated. And the website is accepting donations. Which country is next? I’m thinking… Russia. [Read more...]